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S. Lanka Bowlers Smash Pakistani Batting Order in 2nd ODI

Abu Dhabi (October 16, 2017): Pakistan is facing deep trouble in the second ODI against Sri lanka in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan has lost 6 precious wickets so far and made 107 in 30 overs. 

Pakistan staggered under a concentrated Sri Lankan attack as wickets fell in quick succession in the second ODI of the five-match series in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Perera took two wickets, of skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik to further put the side under pressure.

Pakistan lost two early wickets, with openers Ahmed Shehzad and Fakhar Zaman both departing within the first six overs of the innings.

Shehzad, who failed to perform in the first ODI, was dismissed for a mere eight runs.

Pakistan had won the toss and decided to bat first.

Pakistan, nursing a 2-0 Test whitewash against Sri Lanka, avenged the defeat by outclassing the tourists with an 83-run win in the ODI opener on Friday.

Shoaib Malik´s swashbuckling 61-ball 81 and a return to form 103 by Babar Malik lifted Pakistan to 292-6 in the first ODI in Dubai, before they kept Sri Lanka to 209-8.

The match was Pakistan´s first since winning the Champions Trophy in England in June this year.

Fast-rising paceman Hasan Ali — declared player of the Champions trophy with 13 wickets — finished with 3-36 while left-armer Rumman Raees took 3-49 to derail Sri Lanka.Pakistan will retain the same combination despite opener Ahmed Shehzad failing to score on Friday.

The remaining matches will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 18) and Sharjah (October 20 and 23).

The two teams will also play three T20 internationals, two in Abu Dhabi (October 26 and 27) while the last is scheduled for Lahore on October 29.

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